In contrast to the two previous years, production of casein is no longer profitable. And not only because of the winter season. The market is changing in favor of using skim milk to produce SMP, which, unlike casein, is more expensive. – INFAGRO
The casein season is almost over. Only a couple of dairies continue production of small amounts of casein to fulfill old contracts. The business is not inspiring, no proper price both for casein itself and for by-product butter. – INFAGRO
It seems that this year the season of active casein production will last longer than usual. – INFAGRO
Due to both seasonality and low demand prices on the external markets production of casein has almost ceased in Ukraine. – INFAGRO
It seems that this year Ukraine will show the record high (since 2000s) production and exports of casein.
For quite a long time Ukrainian casein manufacturers were not so active as they are now. Despite the demand prices set by importers are low, production of casein is rapidly growing.
Demand and prices for casein decreased in Ukraine.
European traders work actively over reduction of prices for Ukrainian casein. It is understandably.
It seems that production of casein becomes more favorable than processing into milk powder.
Low supply of Belarusian products allows Ukrainian operators to achieve success in price negotiation with importers.